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A Dog’s Howl – original poem

This is the first freeform poem I’ve ever tried to write, and yeah, I can work it to make it less… beating-you-over-the-head-with-the-theme.

A Dog’s Howl

 


A dog’s howl

A dog’s howl in the night

Can you hear it?

That rough cry, that desolate howl of despair

Strong and unrelenting near its onset

But gradually fading into a futile, plaintive cry


I can imagine it

The dog’s strong paws standing uneasily on the back porch

His ears up, then lowered, then flat

Weary, he lays down upon snowy, unforgiving stone

That dog must feel so alone

 

That dog

Staring up into the deep indigo haze of the night sky

If one were to imagine the collective anguish of humanity

Assembled into one sound

This would be what would be heard

 

A dog’s howl is the saddest sound ever to be heard

He must be so alone

(The following poem is based on Elie Weisel’s book Night)

 

The Greatest Escape


A number tattooed upon the arms of thousands.

No longer individuals.

But one soul living in the corrupt hands of doom.

The SS ordered the ranks to form up.

An endless road.

Letting oneself be dragged along by destiny.

Nothing but ashes had I become.

The idea of dying began to fascinate me.

Of no longer being.

Of ceasing to exist.

A spurt of red flame. A shot is all it would take.

A single shot. Just one.

Falling to your fate.

Entwined in a blanket of fresh snow.

Thick, fluffy snow that keeps one warm at night.

And asleep forever.

Forget the past.

And the present.

And the future.

Never again shall anyone know the pain.

The acts of terror committed against.

Once inside the greatest escape.